MA in Mathematics


Program Description

Every company needs employees with expert mathematical skills to inform business decisions. The master's in Mathematics at the YU Katz School focuses on developing your skills in modeling, algorithms, and numerical applications to help you succeed in a variety of industries. In our program, you will use predictive scientific simulations to solve real-world problems.

We start with core mathematical sciences, including probability theory and mathematical statistics, and then continue onto specialized topics, such as nonlinear partial differential equations, geometric analysis, mathematical physics, K-theory and C*-algebras, dynamical systems, network science, computational topology, and data science.

Our Mathematics master follows an apprenticeship model. Students will choose a research project and develop it across multiple semesters under the guidance of a faculty member or industry mentor. Recent research projects have included applications to systems biology, complex networks, topological insulators, and astrodynamics.

The master's in Mathematics is STEM-accredited, making graduates eligible for extended Optional Practical Training to live and work in the United States for up to 36 months after graduation.

Build Models to Drive Business Success

  • Work with research-active faculty or an industry mentor on real-world simulations.

  • Capitalize on our New York City location with workshops, seminars, internships, and networking.

  • Apply your mathematical skills in industries such as finance, technology, pharmaceuticals, bioscience, marketing, energy, insurance, research, or policy.

  • Earn your degree at a top 100 university according to U.S. News and World Report.


The MS in Math at the Katz School provides the flexibility to customize your curriculum. In addition to traditional coursework, you may also enroll in special topics or design an independent study under the mentorship of senior faculty. You may also choose to specialize in financial mathematics and take courses in the departments of Mathematical Sciences, Economics, Physics, and Computer Science.

Masters in Mathematics students are required to complete ten courses (30 credits) and a thesis or comprehensive project in order to graduate. Students may replace the thesis or project with a written comprehensive exam.

Core Courses

Students are required to complete four of the following courses.



Applied Functional Analysis


Complex Variables


Mathematical Modeling


Mathematical Statistics


Ordinary Differential Equations


Partial Differential Equations


Probability Theory


Real Variables


Scientific Computing



Students must choose six elective courses. A partial list of elective courses are listed below but the course offerings each semester may differ.



Applied Data Science


Computational Science


Computational Topology


Data Science


Dynamical Systems


Mathematics of Finance


Methods of Applied Mathematics


Network Sciences


Who Should Apply?

Our program is ideal for motivated individuals seeking a rigorous, yet flexible master's degree in mathematics. The MA will prepare you for a doctoral program or a career in industries such as technology, healthcare, economics, or finance.


  • Actuary
  • Data analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Statistician

Our graduates are prepared to apply to doctoral programs and have been employed by companies including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young Actuarial Group, Deloitte & Touche, Travelers Insurance, TIAA-CREF, and many others.


The Center for Mathematical Sciences provides a university-wide resource for graduates who have a deep interest in mathematics. The Center prepares students for positions at the frontiers of applied/industrial mathematics. Research at the Center focuses on emerging fields of pure and applied mathematics and the modeling of new technologies. The main activity of the Center is to host extended visits by leaders in various fields of mathematics, as well as shorter visits by talented, younger mathematicians. The Center also promotes the dissemination and popularization of frontier research in mathematics, particularly in fields of interest to students and faculty at Yeshiva University.

Marian Gidea, Ph.D., Professor and Chair

Research Interests include dynamical systems, applications to financial mathematics, mechanics, and mathematical biology.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

The Katz School at Yeshiva University gives students the opportunity to further their intellectual and professional pursuits and become a part of one of U.S. News and World Report’s top 80 universitie ... Read More

The Katz School at Yeshiva University gives students the opportunity to further their intellectual and professional pursuits and become a part of one of U.S. News and World Report’s top 80 universities in the United States. Read less